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The Vanderbilts and The Story of Their Fortune

by W. A. Croffut

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography / Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages346
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9696483M
    ISBN 100548005079
    ISBN 109780548005071
    OCLC/WorldCa172981760

      At one time, the Vanderbilts were the kings and queens of America. Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in Staten Island, New York, in At 16 he started his own ferry service, taking passengers from. Cornelius Vanderbilt ( – January 4, ) was an American business magnate who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. After working with his father's business, Vanderbilt worked his way into leadership positions in the inland water trade and invested in the rapidly growing railroad industry. Nicknamed "The Commodore", he is known for owning the New Relatives: Vanderbilt family.

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The Vanderbilts and The Story of Their Fortune by W. A. Croffut Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a history of the Vanderbilt family, 4/5. Editor’s note: Gloria Vanderbilt died on Jat the age of Here is a look at her family's famous fortune, and how they largely squandered it.

Author: Natalie Robehmed. This book is a celebration of wealth creation and of the men whose minds drive it -- in particular, Commodore Vanderbilt and his son, William.

In telling the story of their business success, the book emphasizes: * That great wealth is not made by cheating the public, but through hard work and brilliant ideas5/5(1). The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune - Scholar's Choice Edition book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This work has be Pages:   The Vanderbilts and the story of their fortune by Croffut, W. (William Augustus), Publication date Topics Vanderbilt family Publisher Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co. Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language English.

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This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work5/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Croffut, W.A.

(William Augustus), Vanderbilts and the story of their fortune. New York: Arno Press, [©]. The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune. William Augustus Croffut. Belford, Clarke, - Capitalists and financiers - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune William Augustus Croffut Full view - Vanderbilts and The Story of Their Fortune | This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in Brand: Kessinger Publishing.

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Croffut (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. How the Vanderbilt Family Lost Their Fortune When Cornelius Vanderbilt (the Commodore) passed away inhe left the majority of his fortune valued at $95, to his oldest son.

In today’s dollars, this fortune would be worth around $ billion. The Vanderbilts and the Story of their Fortune is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.

The Vanderbilts – once America’s richest family – flaunted their wealth to the extreme. “Inherited wealth is a real handicap to happiness. It is as certain a death to ambition as cocaine is to morality.” – William K.

Vanderbilt (grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt) They amassed the first great fortune of the Industrial : Will Bonner.

The Vanderbilt legacy The huge fortune built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and his son William did not survive the ministrations of their subsequent heirs. The temptations of living luxuriously and the rivalries between siblings, cousins, and their spouses led the family to outspend its income consistently over many years.

The massive mansions which dominated Fifth Avenue, [ ]Author: Larry Holzwarth. Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Wisconsin - Madison and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user :   Last of a dynasty: The story behind ‘poor little rich girl’ Gloria Vanderbilt’s family fortune, built in the s and once worth $million, and her.

In The Vanderbilts, the family’s astounding story is told in full: from the farmstead beginnings of the Commodore on Staten Island to the pinnacle of wealth, fame, and social standing achieved by the legendary Vanderbilt ladies—Consuelo, Alva, Grace, Gertrude, and text traces the commercial machinations that established their fortune and the 3/5.

Like the lives of the people it chronicles, ''Fortune's Children'' is a monument to the mesmerizing power of money. The author, a descendant of the Vanderbilt clan, has built his massive book. Princeton University Library One Washington Road Princeton, NJ USA (). When Cornelius Vanderbilt (the Commodore) passed away inhe left the majority of his fortune valued at $95, to his oldest son.

In today’s dollars, this fortune would be worth around $ billion. He left smaller amounts to all of his other children.

This particular son, who received the majority of his fortune, actually doubled. Meanwhile, the “Fall of the House of Vanderbilt” was underway during the first part of the 20th century, another Vanderbilt descendent, Arthur Vanderbilt, wrote in his book .COVID Resources.

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